Antigua and Barbuda
Relations between Brazil and Antigua and Barbuda gained momentum in 2009 with the opening of the resident Embassy of Brazil in Saint John’s, and in 2010 with the First Brazil-CARICOM Summit, during which bilateral agreements on several areas were signed. Since then, Brazil has sought to undertake cooperation initiatives and to foster dialogue according to mutual historic, geographic, social and cultural interests.
Family farming, food security and agricultural development are among the main areas of bilateral cooperation. In this regard, some highlights include the signing of the framework agreement on defense cooperation, which allows for the sharing of knowledge and experience between the armed forcers of the two countries, and logistic support in research, development and procurement of defense services.
In 2018, bilateral trade totaled 16.28 million dollars. Brazilian exports to Antigua and Barbuda amounted to 16.19 million dollars (an increase of 110 percent over 2017) while imports reached 0.09 million dollars. Brazil has a favorable trade balance with Antigua and Barbuda, with a surplus of 16.1 million dollars.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
2013 – Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda meets with Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota during the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
2010 – The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Foreign Minister Celso Amorim meet on the sidelines of the 65th UN General Assembly
2010 – The First Brazil-CARICOM Summit is held in Brasília. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda meets with President Lula. Joint statement between Brazil and Antigua and is released
2009 – Opening of the resident embassy of Brazil in Antigua and Barbuda, located in Saint John's
2008 – The representation of Brazilian interests in Antigua and Barbuda is transferred to the Embassy of Brazil in Barbados
1982 – The Embassy of Brazil in Jamaica represents Brazilian interests in Antigua and Barbuda